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Things to do

Drawn by Zainab, age 14 Getting out and about, taking part in activities, using leisure services, attending clubs and visiting free open spaces can make a huge difference to your child, young person, family and friends. Use this page to find something that is available…

Traineeships

Please find below information about traineeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): GOV.UK: What is a traineeship GOV.UK: Find a traineeship Careers helpline for teenagers National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) careers portal Should you have…

Training and employment

Welcome to our training and employment page! In this section we aim to provide you with useful information and guidance about training and employment opportunities.  Please feel welcome to explore the sections below for further details: Adult education and training CACHE qualifications Traineeships Apprenticeships Training…

Training for Professionals and Practitioners

This page aims to provide information about training opportunities for professionals and practitioners working with children and young people: Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (BBEECS) offer: The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres,…

Transitions during the Early Years

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in your child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips that can help to make this new transition as smooth as possible for your…

Under 5s Activities to do at home

Here are some resources you can do with your under 5s whilst at home: Download these activities Mindful Monsters Mr Cress Head  Den Building  How to make Playdough  Pasta Jewellery  Shake Rattle and Roll  Brown Bear Physical Activity  Treasure Basket Babies  Owl babies story time…

University and college hardship funds

You could get extra money from your university or college if you’re experiencing financial hardship. You may be, for example: a student with children, especially single parents a mature student with existing financial commitments from a low-income family disabled a student that was previously in…

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:        07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email:    Bi-boroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.ukWebsite: Kensington and Chelsea FIS website Bi-Borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service: Tel:      020 7361 3311Email:  SEN@rbkc.gov.ukPost:    Kensington…

Useful information for EY professionals

In the sections below, you will be able to find additional information that we hope you will find useful: GDPR information Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) Managing your profile on the FIS site FIS newsletters

Useful information for families

In this section you will find useful information and contacts: Kensington and Chelsea Citizens Advice Foundation years: what to expect when Food banks in Kensington and Chelsea

Virtual learning

How others are doing it Learning websites Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

Virtual one-to-one advice and guidance

We will try and maintain regular contact with all of our families who attend by email, telephone or text and continue to offer virtual one-to-one support and identify anything you may need in the coming months.  If you need to speak to one of our…

Volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to learn new skills or meet new people. Please find below some opportunities available locally: Do it: Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer centre Kensington and Chelsea

WellComm

The Bi-borough is proud to deepen its commitment to ensuring 'Brilliant Beginnings' for all young children.  It is recognised in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021, that spoken language underpins all areas of learning as well as improving life chances for all children.   With this in…

Westminster Early Years clusters

Next Cluster Meeting dates: Monday 30th November 2020                 WCC North East Cluster  3:30 – 4:30pm​ Tuesday 1st December 2020                   WCC North West Cluster  3:30 – 4:30pm  

What are children's centres and family hubs?

Children’s centres and Family hubs are there to support mum, dad and their children including grandparents and carers caring for children, with friendly, experienced and qualified staff on hand to assist you with making choices and using services. These are great places for families and…

What is a Family Hub?

Family Hubs In RBKC a Family Hub is not about trying to locate as many different services into one building, but it is a way to bring different types of support together for families to help resolve their issues. To ensure that that support is…

What is an EHCP? (Education, Health and Care Plan)

What is an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) This is legal document which a collaborative working document between the family, health, education and social care professionals. The child will have SEND whether with a diagnosis or without. These maybe health or education related and…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

How to use this guide The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or…

Wheelchair Service User Feedback Online Group

AJM Healthcare provide NHS wheelchair services for both Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea and are really keen to hear from service users about their experiences of wheelchair services. They run regular forums and their next one is scheduled for Wednesday 4th November at 11.30am and…

Who we are and what we do

The DOT is part of a ‘public health’ approach in Kensington and Chelsea to tackle serious youth violence and we mostly support children and young people aged between 11-19 years. The majority of our work is focussed upon helping children and young people who are…

Within my reach (Family Lives)

Within My Reach (Family Lives)Our new ‘Within My Reach’ course for separated parents can help if your relationship with your ex-partner feels stressful or communicating with each other frequently ends in conflict.Find more information in the link below: 'Within my reach' leaflet' 

Working in an Early Years Setting

Would you like to work with children aged from 0-5 years old? Do you like the idea of supporting children’s development and learning? Would you like to gain nationally recognised qualifications? Would you like to be part of a professional team with opportunities for training…

Working in Early Years and childcare

Working in the Early Years and Childcare sector is high on the Government's plan to meet the needs of families across Westminster. Here you will find essential information on working in the childcare sector. See FAQs below and also visit our setting up a childcare…
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